Effective forensic evidence is used to successfully prosecute those guilty of committing crimes, but also build safer communities based on evidence not speculations.
According to forensic scientists, to create a safer African continent, forensic services should be democratized up to the community levels.
“We must create a safer continent, based on forensic evidence, not speculations. However, this needs to democratize forensic services to the communities. People have to trust evidence based on forensic service,” Professor Uomo Eze, President of African Society of Forensic Medicine (ASFM) said.
“For any crime, community members will know the procedures and evidence. They say call the police, refuse people to touch anything. They must have basics of forensic services, trust the results and that creates a safer community,” Prof. Eze added.